Feeds

RTE trials mobile TV in Dublin

Hooks up with BT Movio

Boost IT visibility and business value

RTE - Ireland's public service broadcaster - is conducting technical trials of a mobile TV service.

Based on BT Movio, BT's wholesale mobile TV service that piggybacks on the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) network to broadcast pictures to handsets, the service is due to be made available in Dublin.

Those behind the trial will be running two TV channels - RTE One and RTE Two - plus two radio channels building on work already carried out by RTE on DAB digital radio.

"We're excited by the potential of DAB for Radio and RTE's trials to date have been extremely encouraging," RTE head of radio JP Coakley said. "Perhaps it's an indication of the multimedia future that a radio platform is now hosting trials of television in this new format."

Last summer, BT Wholesale hooked up with Virgin Mobile to beam TV programmes direct to handsets as part of a trial involving around a thousand people in the London area.

According to BT, the results from the trial were "extremely positive" and demonstrated there is "clear consumer demand for broadcast digital TV and radio to mobile phones".

Following those trials Virgin Mobile confirmed that it plans to press ahead with the launch of a mobile TV service. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Don't call it throttling: Ericsson 'priority' tech gives users their own slice of spectrum
Actually it's a nifty trick - at least you'll pay for what you get
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
Three floats Jolla in Hong Kong: Says Sailfish is '3rd option'
Network throws hat into ring with Linux-powered handsets
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
Fifteen zero days found in hacker router comp romp
Four routers rooted in SOHOpelessly Broken challenge
EE: STILL Blighty's best mobe network, says 'Frappucino' Moore
Fresh round of network stats fisticuffs possibly on the cards here
New Sprint CEO says he will lower axe on staff – but prices come first
'Very disruptive' new rates to be revealed next week
US TV stations bowl sueball directly at FCC's spectrum mega-sale
Broadcasters upset about coverage and cost as they shift up and down the dials
Tech city types developing 'Google Glass for the blind' app
An app and service where other people 'see' for you
Canadian ISP Shaw falls over with 'routing' sickness
How sure are you of cloud computing now?
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.